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Moshe Dayan

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  1. Israeli general and statesman (1915-1981)


  1. Moshe Dayan was an Israeli military leader and politician. He was the second child born on the first kibbutz, but he moved with his family in 1921, and he grew up on a moshav. As commander of the Jerusalem front in Israel's War of Independence, Chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces during the 1956 Suez Crisis, but mainly as Defense Minister during the Six-Day War, he became to the world a fighting symbol of the new state of Israel. After being blamed by some for the army's lack of preparation before the outbreak of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, he left the military and joined politics. As Foreign Minister Dayan played an important part in negotiating the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
    • also known as โมเช่ ดายัน; 摩西·达扬; Даян, Моше
    • born on (100 years ago) in Degania Alef, child of Shmuel Dayan and Devorah Dayan
    • ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jews, Israelis
    • nationality: Israel
    • religion: Judaism
    • profession: Politician, military officer
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    • died on (34 years ago) in Tel Aviv of myocardial infarction, colorectal cancer
    • written works: "Living with the Bible", "Breakthrough", "Mapah ḥadashah - yaḥasim aḥerim", "Israel's border and security problems", "Haruzim le-Liki veli-Yehonatan", "Hala-netsaḥ tokhal ḥerev?", "Śiḥot ʻim Mosheh Dayan", "Story of My Life", "Diary of the Sinai Campaign"
  2. Moshe Dayan is a film producer.


"Moshe Dayan" is a book by Shabtai Teveth.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Judaism (2005)

by Sara E. Karesh, Mitchell M. Hurvitz

Israeli military and political leader Moshe Dayan was a world- famous military and political leader, credited with some of the most impressive Israeli accomplishments in both fields. Dayan was born on May 20, 1915 on the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Political, Social, and Military History [4 volumes] (2008)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker, Priscilla Roberts

Moshe Dayan, Israeli general and prominent political figure during the State of Israel's formative years. (Israeli Government Press Office) the world's highest. Dayan insisted that henceforward officers were to lead from the front. During the 1956 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Terrorism (2012)

by Peter Chalk

While Defense Minister Moshe Dayan opposed negotiation and urged that a rescue bid be mounted, Army Chief of Staff General Mordechai “Motta” Gur rejected any such mission as too risky. These disagreements were effectively settled on ...

Google previewThe Nile: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture (2017)

by John A. Shoup III

Moshe Dayan: Story ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (2008)

by Richard T. Schaefer

These Zionists set the foundation for the kibbutz movement and for socialist Zionist leaders such as David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan, and a host of other, less-known thinkers and politicians, as well as organizations such as ...

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Small photo of ISRAEL - CIRCA 1988: An old used stamp (campaign poster) showing portrait of an Israeli military leader and politician Moshe Dayan with inscription "Moshe Dayan. Israel. 1988", series, circa 1988Small photo of ISRAEL - CIRCA 1988: An old used stamp (campaign poster) showing portrait of an Israeli military leader and politician Moshe Dayan with inscription "Moshe Dayan. Israel. 1988", series, circa 1988Small photo of ISRAEL - CIRCA 1967: An old maximum card showing portrait of Israeli military leader, general, and politician Moshe Dayan with inscription "Moshe Dayan. Israel. 1967", series, circa 1967Small photo of Rishon LeZion, Israel-June 17, 2017: Fire department headquarter of the city is placed in two story red-white building with watching tower behind wrought iron fence nearby Moshe Dayan BoulevardSmall photo of NAHALAL, ISRAEL - FEBRUAR 29, 2016: Grave of military and statesman Moshe Dayan in Moshav Nahalal More...

Quotes about Moshe Dayan

We could not guard every water pipeline from being blown up and every tree from being uprooted. We could not prevent every murder of a worker in an orchard or a family in their beds. (Moshe Dayan)
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